Saturday, September 02, 2006

Steady Diet Of Nothing (1991)
Label: Dischord
Covers: Yes
Format: mp3 (192kbps - HQ)
HHA Rating: 9.0
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This is punk rock slowed down to a lope, transformed into angry meditations on, well, a number of things--sometimes alienation, sometimes the fashion industry, and sometimes things too vague really to specify. Fugazi are always interesting, if only because of their absolute willingness to overturn every established punk rock convention (and what could be more punk rock?). On this record, inventiveness generally outpaces quality, and protest songs without catchy melodies--for all their good intentions--are pretty quickly forgotten. Regardless, their trademark staccato guitar attack and fractured rhythms are here in force, and at least two songs, "Reclamation" and "Nice New Outfit," rank with their best. --Percy Keegan
(song list)
1. Exit Only
2. Reclamation
3. Nice New Outfit
4. Stacks
5. Latin Roots
6. Steady Diet
7. Long Division
8. Runaway Return
9. Polish
10. Dear Justice Letter
11. KYEO


lautaro said...

i agree. Nice new outfit is the best song that i have heard.

Anonymous said...

hi, your blog´g its amazing, you have really cool material, but please can you post again this record, i´ll be eternally thankful, bye!